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Case studies on the adoption of dairy goat milking systems in New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 2017-11-09)
The dairy goat milking sector in New Zealand is a developing industry. It is predominantly clustered in the Waikato and consists of both indoor and outdoor systems. This dissertation investigates the key drivers, planning, ...
Cost effective minerals
(South Island Dairy Event (SIDE)., 2003)
In this paper an outline is given to the trace mineral supplementation used on the Lincoln University dairy farm, the cost of the programme and the results achieved.
Resilience in retrospective: analysis of response to shocks and stress in the New Zealand kiwifruit and sheep and beef sectors
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2012)
Sustainability forms a key concept within the Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS) project. Since the project was initiated in 2004, however, sustainability has been exposed to increasing scrutiny as an ...
New Zealand farmers and wetlands
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2006-11)
This research focuses on how New Zealand farmers approach the management of wetlands and waterways on their farms, and was funded by a Fish & Game New Zealand Research Scholarship, in association with the Agriculture ...
Effect of supplementation and grazing residual on dairy cow production
(Lincoln University, 2014)
With the desire to increase milk production continuing the industry is developing ways to increase production without increasing costs. Two strategies to increase production are manipulating grazing residual to increase ...
Adoption of automatic milking technologies: case studies of New Zealand automatic milking systems
(Lincoln University, 2014)
Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) represent a revolutionary innovation in dairy farming, which not only replaces the physical labour required to harvest milk, but also influences the entire farm system. This dissertation ...
Changing New Zealand dairy farm systems
There have been dramatic changes in New Zealand dairy farm systems over the last decade. There is evidence that the basic grass dependant dairy farm systems are becoming more intensive with greater amounts of supplementary ...
Dairy industry scenarios: Informing dairy farm systems for the future
(Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management, 2015-10)
The purpose of the Dairy Farm Systems for the Future project is to explore how best to identify and design farming systems best suited to the changing environment and farmer circumstances. The first step in the project ...
Small dairy farms, North Island - Prospects, challenges and change: A survey and analysis
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Agribusiness & Commerce, 2015-12)
This study looks at the small dairy farm problem in response to industry pressure and associated research funding (from DairyNZ through a small dairy farmer organization … Smaller Milk and Supply Herds Association…SMASH). ...
Processors and farmers: Working together to improve outcomes
The productivity of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers has increased over the past decade. However, on-farm productivity needs to lift further for New Zealand’s red meat to continue to be competitive in world markets. ...